Shannon Sharpe is not believing Antonio Brown’s reason for why he was dropped from the Bucs.
“I think I read a report. I don’t know if it’s true. That he [AB] is visiting an ankle specialist. But the Bucs are like, hold up, bro. You just had 15 targets, caught 10 for 100…he said he was hurt and didn’t want to go in. If that was the case why was Mike Evans and OJ Howard trying to talk to him?” Sharpe said. “If he said he was hurt, why did he get upset about not being put in? Something’s just not adding up. Even if that is the case, no matter what, you can’t handle it they way he handled it.”
The team released Brown on Thursday and Bruce Arians told reporters that he was “never notified of” his ankle injury.
“Just to clear you up on some things that happened: at no point and time during that game did he ever ask the trainer or doctor about his ankle,” Arians said during a press conference.
“That’s the normal protocol, you go through protocols during games. I was never notified of it. So obviously, that was the disturbing thing when we were looking for him to go back into the game. He was very upset at halftime about who was getting targeted, got that calmed down, players took care of that.”